Good to Give and Receive


When is the last time you received a hand-written card in the mail?

Think about how excited it made you, how good you felt…. Now imagine what it can do for a volunteer or donor.

I am always buying unique thank you cards, birthday cards or blank note cards and when the feeling strikes, or when I want to say thanks, I pick the perfect card from my stash and I send it out hoping to make that person’s day.

Here are a few of my favorite online card sites and links for inspirational and thoughtful gifts.

The best gifts don’t have to be expensive, but it does have to show meaning.


Compendium Inc – “Live Inspired” – LOVE this site.  So many inspiration gifts, they have a blog you can follow on how to live inspired and you can also sign up for a quote of the day.

Paperwink – Nothing makes sending or receiving a card more personal than a personalized return address stamp.

Kathy Davis –  Beautiful sayings and hand painted card art work. Mail someone this card, and they will know how special they are.

It Takes Two – Greeting cards and gifts for volunteers, hospice, nurses and teachers.  My favorite card for volunteers is “fruits of their labor” – T4309V

Positive Promotion –  This site is great if you are looking for decorations or trinkets related to National Volunteer Week or other types of volunteer recognition events.

Baudv!lle – This is another site great for inspirational items — from water bottles, picture frames, cards to notepads.